Last year NRZ projected volumes of 5.3 million tonnes, but depressed industrial capacity, ageing equipment, and crumbling infrastructure saw traffic fall far short of predictions. NRZ managing director Mr Mike Karakadzai says the performance of the national economy determines the level of activity in the transport sector and during the past twelve months this has been spurred by a rise in mineral and agricultural production and increased industrial activity, which is driving demand for raw materials.
Last month NRZ and Hwange Colliery Company signed a service level agreement covering the transport of coal from Hwange to various domestic and international destinations. Karakadzai said that this year NRZ will monitor volumes against projections on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis.